Nor were there substantial gay subtexts. Instead of plotlines about boys choosing buddies over The Girl, they involved boys abandoning buddies in search of The Girl.
Robert Conrad, star of Hawaii Five-0) and tries to get with a cowboy named Stretch (Ty Hardin, a discovery of gay talent agent Henry Willson).
Lost in Space). Yes, there's a kid named Boom-Boom.
There are also some hunky basketball players in the background, played by Greg Benedict, Gary Kincaid, Mark Dempsey, and the last of the Henry Willson discoveries, Jim Shane (left).
The whole movie is a dud. Leads you to wonder what made the AIP beach movies so beefcake- and subtext-heavy.
See also: Buster Keaton